Amy K. Hara, MD, has been named Chair of Diagnostic Radiology at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus. Dr. Hara, Professor of Radiology, joined Mayo Clinic in 2001.
Her main research interests include computed tomography (CT) colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy; CT enterography; CT radiation dose; mobile imaging viewing; and dual-energy CT. Dr. Hara focuses on reducing CT radiation dose for abdominal CTs, abdominal dual-energy CT lesion characterization and assessment of treatment response, and providing mobile access of radiology images.
Dr. Hara is a Past-Chair of the Education Exhibit Judging Committee of the Radiological Society of North America and a member of the Abdominal Imaging Committee of the American College of Radiology.
After receiving her medical degree from the University of Missouri, she completed her diagnostic radiology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and was part of the Clinical-Investigator Training Program. She completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. ■